Larimer County Jail Sales Tax Replacement (November 2011)
This measure was defeated
- YES 34,769 (44.18%)
- NO 43,925 (55.82%)
This measure sought to replace two expiring .2 percent sales taxes with one tax set at a rate of .375 percent which would go towards funding jail operation and maintenance costs. Initially the county was going to renew the current two taxes, but then decided on replacing them with just one tax instead. If approved, the tax would have been in place for fifteen years and was estimated to be able to raise near $13.4 million a year. Supporters of the measure noted that because it was a sales tax, others that visit the county would also be paying into the tax if they make purchases, making the burden of law enforcement spread to more people.
- The Coloradoan, "Jail tax proponents getting ready for election campaign," July 19, 2011
- The Coloradoan, "Tax issues will ease jail deficits," June 1, 2011